YANMAR Europe B.V. has delivered its 160th engine for the fishing industry in Scandinavian waters. More than 45 engines, including this one, have already found their way into Norway through shipyard Larsnes Mek. Verksted AS. A strong proof of the decades-long relationship and trust that exists between YANMAR, Larsnes Mek. Verksted and Norwegian shipbuilders, architects and shipowners.
This engine – the 2999 kW 6EY33W propulsion engine – is part of an order of two, and will be installed on a new wellboat ordered by Rostein AS for the transportation of salmon and smolt. The vessel was designed by Skipskompetanse AS in Norway. In addition to the main medium-speed propulsion engine, YANMAR also delivers two YANMAR 6EY22ALW diesel generator sets for generating reliable electrical power for essential supporting systems on board.
Already in 1998, Jarle Gunnarstein, CEO of Larsnes Mek. Verksted was one of the early adopters who recognized YANMAR’s quality and imported the first YANMAR engines into Norway. “YANMAR has always proven to be a strong supplier of stable, reliable power to keep vessels going, even under the toughest conditions. The engines are economical, clean and long-lasting. We can always call on YANMAR's extensive technical expertise for service, maintenance, and installation, a high-precision job where sometimes we really have to push the limits of the engine.”
Forerunner in latest fishing technology
The Norwegian fishing industry is known for its innovative strength and adoption of the latest technology. Eric Tigelaar, Department Manager of YANMAR Commercial Marine: “We are very fortunate and grateful to have such strong relationships in Norway. The advanced know-how and capabilities within Norwegian aquaculture and fisheries are extremely important for YANMAR. The Norwegian market challenges and motivates us to find solutions and further develop our marine engines, so that we are able to meet the expectations of our customers not only in Norway, but also worldwide.”
The attached pictures show the lifting and lowering of a 6EY33W engine into the hull construction of the vessel. During the job, the shipyard and YANMAR were in close contact about the procedure to lower the engines into the hull and assist the shipyard in getting high-precision job done successfully.